Do you take care of trees on a college or university campus? Don’t miss the 2016 GUFC College Canopy Conference, scheduled for September 14 (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia. This historic college located at 110 Few Circle in Oxford, Georgia will host us as we hear talks on best management practices and campus management plans and choose from tours which include the Trees of the Oxford College Quad, Oxford’s famed Yarbrough Oak, and tree care on a construction project. This popular conference is a must for physical plant managers and crews, landscape directors, administrators, arborists, and others who are responsible for healthy campus urban forests. Meet your peers from other educational institutions, share projects, and gain new urban forestry knowledge and ideas. $50 to register. Lunch included. 5.5 ISA CEUs will be available. See agenda here. Register here.
Do you know someone deserving accolades for good work for the urban forest? Each year GUFC rewards individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and counties for outstanding work in protecting and enhancing our community trees. Each award recipient will receive a framed, limited-edition print of a painting commissioned solely for GUFC and will be honored on November 2 at our annual awards luncheon, held in conjunction with our statewide annual conference, this year at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
APPLICANTS FOR 2016
The application, which includes Information on how to apply for the 2016 Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards, can be found here.
2016 GUFC Annual Conference scheduled for November 2-3
Mark your calendars today for our Statewide Fall Annual Conference & Awards Program November 2 & 3 at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.
Paul D. Ries, Manager of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon Department of Forestry and Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University, will lead us with talks on “The Power of Collective Impact in Urban Forestry.” We also enjoy talks by horticulturist and author Erica Glasener (“The Impulse of Why: A Passion for Trees”), the University of Georgia’s Dr. Kim Coder (“Ecological Renovation”) and other noted experts. Included in the conference are breakout sessions on related topics, offsite tours, and our Excellence in Urban Forestry awards luncheon. This annual event is also an enjoyable opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones who, like you, are concerned about maintaining Georgia’s green legacy and helping communities grow healthy trees and incorporate trees into their planning and growth. Registration is now open at a $195 early-bird rate*! See agenda here. CEUs will be available.
2016 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers
*LODGING RESERVATIONS ARE A SEPARATE FEE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RESERVING A ROOM AT THE CONFERENCE RATE OF $139, CLICK HERE.
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